"It's a tough challenge, but if I can raise much needed funds and the general profile of RNID
Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and the fantastic work we do for people with hearing loss, then it's worth a few aching muscles", said 42-year-old dad-of-two Richard.
This new guidance written by NDCS and RNID
Cymru will help ensure that independent, safe, confidential counselling will be available."
Sandra said: "RNID
has been part of my life for a long time as both of my parents were deaf.
You can take RNID
's hearing check on 0844 800 3838 or via the website, www.rnid.org.uk.
If there's one step I would encourage people to take during the week, it's to check their hearing by taking RNID
's special telephone hearing test on 0845 600 55 55 - it only takes five minutes but the benefits would last forever.
John Low, chief executive of the RNID
, "We know that young people are at risk from losing their hearing prematurely by listening to loud music for too long on MP3 players.
has found that people who lose their hearing during adult life usually prefer to use their voice when making a call, rather than using a traditional textphone where the message is typed on a keyboard.
According to the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID
) and the British Tinnitus Association there are 4.7 million sufferers in the UK.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID
), a UK charity, has revealed that some mobile operators have not yet adopted the technology to enable deaf subscribers to have real-time text conversations via a mobile phone.
Two-thirds of small firms have yet to make any preparations to comply with the disability discrimination rules that apply from October, according to research by the RNID
. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 forces SMEs to make reasonable adjustments to office furniture and equipment so that they are more accessible to disabled staff and customers.
* SWIM fans in Cardiff are being urged to take part in next month's Great North Swim for the charity RNID
Action on Hearing Loss.
Research by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID
) shows people who are deaf or hard of hearing are more likely to be unemployed and for those in work, more than half feel isolated.